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Tom Jobim
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    (January 25, 1927-December 8, 1994)
    Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Birth name was Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim
    Died of heart failure at 67
    Recordings include 'The Swinger from Rio (1965),' 'Love Strings & Jobim (1966)' and 'Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)'
    He had a long birth name.
    He smoked.
    He quit training as an architect to become a musician.
    Many of his tunes are described as bland 'elevator music.'
    He's heralded as one of the most influential songwriters of the 20th century.
    He was the co-creator of the bossa nova sound.
    He composed the soundtrack to the award-winning 1959 film 'Black Orpheus.'
    He was the subject of a song by Elliott Smith.
    His songs were recorded by luminaries like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.
    The Rio Airport was renamed in his honor.

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